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11 sept. 2017
Liviu Serban, one of our colleagues, won the NASA Space App Challenge in Romania in 2016, with an app called FlightDelay.


Flight Delay informs passengers when flight delays are expected.

Space apps

THE CHALLENGE: CLEAR FOR TAKE OFF- AERONAUTICS

To comply with security and airline protocol, air travelers should arrive at the airport well in advance of their flight. Without realizing the probability of adverse conditions at the time of the scheduled departure, they may experience inconvenient delays at the airport. Delays can be short and relatively easy to manage, or they can cause long hours of waiting in crowded airports. Flight delays can even cause forced overnight stays at local hotels or in-side the terminal. Travelers could benefit from knowing the likelihood of a delay as it could help them prepare for the wait time. Can an app be developed that predicts the impact of weather on airplane departure times?

Flight Delay informs passengers when flight delays are expected due to weather factors, presents the minimum legal requirements vs. actual conditions and lists passenger’s rights in case of major delays.

Video: NASA Space Apps Challenge

Flight Delay

NASA’s International Space App Challenge is one of the largest hackathons in the universe. For 48-72 hours across the world, problem solvers join the challenge and collaborate with strangers, colleagues, friends and family to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways - from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping.

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